Individual Author Record
Name: Jack (William) FullerPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFuller was a life long resident of Chicago He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1968.
Biographical and Professional InformationJack Fuller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune journalist and former President of Tribune Publishing, has published several critically acclaimed novels, including Abbeville, as well as books of non-fiction about journalism, most recently What is Happening to News. He has been a legal affairs writer, a war correspondent in Vietnam, a Washington correspondent and a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer.
- Convergence, Doubleday, 1982
- Fragments, William Morrow & Co., 1984
- Mass, William Morrow & Co., 1985
- Our Fathers' Shadows, 0688046851, 1987
- Legend's End, Hodder & Stoughton, 1992
- News Values: Ideas for an Information Age, University of Chicago Press, 1996
- The Best of Jackson Payne, Knopf, 2000
- Abbeville, Unbridled Books, 2009
- What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism, University of Chicago Press, 2010
- One from Without: A Novel, Unbridled Books, 2016
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0688046851 William Morrow & Co. 1985 Stan Majewski, a newspaper reporter, investigates the assassination of a Soviet defector and finds troubling connections with his own wartime experiences and family history
Our Fathers' Shadows
ISBN: 0688074529 William Morrow & Co. 1987 After a young state attorney discovers a ten-year-old girl's body in a garbage can, he avenges her death in an investigation that moves from Chicago's lake-front glitter to the seamy world of child pornography
ISBN: 1932961909 Unbridled Books. 2009
Until the dot.com bubble burst, George Bailey never gave much thought to why his grandfather seemed so happy.
But then George’s wealth vanished, rocking his self-confidence, threatening his family’s security and making his adolescent son’s difficult life even more painful. Returning to the little Central Illinois farm town of Abbeville, where his grandfather had prospered and then fallen into ruin, flattened during the Depression, George seeks out the details of this remarkable man’s rise, fall, and spiritual rebirth, hoping he might find a way to recover himself.
Abbeville sweeps through the history of late-19th through early-21st century Americaamong loggers stripping the North Woods bare, at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, with French soldiers at the Battle of Verdun, into the abyss of the Depression, and finally toward the new millennium’s own nightmares. At the same time it examines life at its most intimate. How can one hold onto meaning amidst the brutally indifferent cycles of war and peace, flood and drought, boom and bust, life and death?
In clean, evocative prose that reveals the complexity of people’s moral and spiritual lives, Fuller tells the simple story of a man riding the crests and chasms of the 20th century, struggling through personal grief, war, and material failure to find a place where the spirit may repose. An American story about rediscovering where we’ve been and how we’ve come to be who we are today, Abbeville tells the tale of the world in small, of one man’s pilgrimage to come to terms with himself while learning to embrace the world around him.
What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism
ISBN: 0226268985 University of Chicago Press. 2010
Across America, newspapers that have defined their cities for over a century are rapidly failing, their circulations plummeting even as opinion-soaked web outlets like the Huffington Post thrive. Meanwhile, nightly news programs shock viewers with stories of horrific crime and celebrity scandal, while the smug sarcasm and shouting of pundits like Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann dominate cable television. Is it any wonder that young people are turning away from the news entirely, trusting comedians like Jon Stewart as their primary source of information on current events?
One from Without: A Novel
ISBN: 1609531302 Unbridled Books. 2016
A large credit reporting company sees the era of Big Data coming. Its CEO dreams of knowing so much about the people it tracks that it will be able to predict what they will do. With the data, he believes, the company will know people better than they know themselves. Meantime, his chief financial officer has come to the corporate world in order to hide in the numbers on his spreadsheets, trying to escape a dark, ambiguous experience from his past in the CIA. Suddenly a hacker breaks into the company’s consumer database and alters individual files. This threatens not only the company future but its very existence. As senior executives struggle with what to do next, they find out who they really are.